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The 4 major types of disabilities include physical, developmental, behavioral/ emotional, and sensory impaired


Physical disabilities may either temporarily or permanently affect a cild's physical capacity and/or mobility


developmental/ intellectual

Intellectual and developmental disabilities are disorders that usually affect the trajectory of a child's physical, intellectual, and/or emotional development. These disorders are usually present at birth and affect multiple body parts or systems.

Behavioral/ emotional

(i) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and/or teachers. For preschool children, this would include other care providers.

(ii) An inability to learn which cannot be adequately explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors.

(iii) A consistent or chronic inappropriate type of behavior or feelings under normal conditions.

(iv) A displayed pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression

(v) A displayed tendency to develop physical symptoms, pains or unreasonable fears associated with personal or school problems

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Sensory impaired disabilities affect one or more of the following senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste, or spatial awareness

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